According To Some Christians Who Don’t Support Trump Are Betraying God…

“Right-wing commentator and conspiracy theorist Chris McDonald said on his “The MC Files” show this week that Christians who oppose Donald Trump are betraying God.

(I guess he’s unaware that supporting Trump effectively means ignoring everything Jesus, a Middle Eastern refugee, said.)”

“We recognize what God has done in Donald Trump and we recognize that he’s anointed an imperfect man,” McDonald continued, “but we understand he’s anointed an imperfect man for a perfect time in history, for such a time as this, and we are never going to betray him because in betraying him, we’re going to betray the call that God has put on him.

“It would be better for you religious types to get in the trench with us and start fighting for your country instead of fighting against it and being a bunch of scumbags and tearing the country down with your religious malarkey,” he added. “All the religious malarkey in the world is not going to save America, folks. The only person who is going to save this country is the God of Heaven and he is trying to do it. He’s trying to help us and he’s got a man in office that is trying to help it and save it and it would be wise to get behind him.

“Imagine how pathetic your religious myth has to be for Donald Trump to be the superhero.

In any case, McDonald just wrote off a whole bunch of people, given that Trump’s approval is sinking even among the religious. Only 50% of Protestants approve of him. And only 36% of Catholics. Those numbers aren’t suddenly going to spike up just because his administration made another brown baby cry. Even for white evangelicals — the core of Trump’s base and McDonald’s viewers — the approval has dropped from 78% after the inauguration to 69% earlier this year.

(via Right Wing Watch)”

Saw the above article in Friendly Atheist the other day. Really got me thinking. Just what is the fundamental difference (if any) between these extremists and the extremists we’ve been fighting for years in the Middle East? I’ve asked that question of Trump supporters and not a one has been able to provide a satisfactory rational  answer to that question. IMO.

Perhaps some devout Evangelical reader can offer up an answer that will hold water.

Give it a shoot. All comments are welcome as long as they remain civil.

 

Beware of DJT Supporters Hawking Good Intentions…

We knew it was coming. Or at lest we should have known. All indications have been there since Trump was inaugurated on that fateful day in January 2017.

President Trump’s political allies are hoping to raise at least $2 million ahead of the 2020 election to investigate members of major media outlets including The New York Times and The Washington Post, according to an Axios report.

The news outlet reports that officials told them the group will target reporters and editors and will leak “damaging information” about them to “friendly media outlets,” including Breitbart.

Among the group’s “primary targets” are CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, HuffPost… 

This is not at all about identifying sources of inaccurate reporting. If that were the purpose these supporters of DJT would be spending fortunes investigating the myriad lies and gross misinformation DJT spews on a daily basis every single day of the week.

What this is about is his supporters “investigating” legitimate honest journalists that in the course of doing their jobs report the TRUTH about DJT, his policies and his rhetoric. The good, the bad, AND, the ugly. As well as his character flaws. And everyone who is not a DJT cultist knows he has MANY.

This is not to say journalistic bias doesn’t exist. It does. However, the majority of journalists work diligently to combat their biases when reporting. They understand their purpose is to research, question, research some more if necessary, and then report facts. Does this always happen? No, but it is the norm rather than the exception.

Opinion columnists and media talking heads like Hannity or Matthews are recognized primarily as purveyors of their opinions. Opinions can be grounded in facts or they can be just starry eyed opinion with little to no facts supporting the opinion. It has always been this way and it likely will continue to be that way. Unless, and I say this with a growing fear it is happening as I type, the government gains control over our heretofore free and independent media.

That folks is precisely what DJT’s supporters, as well as the president himself are desirous of happening.

Source of quoted excerpt.